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$10,000
pledged of 25.000 $pledged of 25.000 $ goal
167
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 13 2016 2:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

WTF is FML?

"They took a game I've always hated and made it fun. Fun enough I let them quote me on it."  

- B Cavello, Product Development & Community Director, Exploding Kittens

“The best drinking game I’ve ever played, even though it’s not technically a drinking game.”

- Yoon Kim, Founder & CEO, Blogs for Brands

“This game does not align with our company values.” 

 - Our first manufacturer

One Wine Wednesday, someone suggested we play The Game of LIFE®, which got a resounding "nah" from the group. “This game needs a modern makeover!” we thought. So, we removed family values, replaced the American Dream with the Millennial Crushing Reality, mixed in some alcohol, and FML! The Game was born.

Back our Kickstarter to receive one of the first copies of FML! The Game. Shipping is included for Kickstarter backers! We guarantee it will be fun (or at least an excuse to get drunk with your friends).

Thank you! This game is only possible with your help!   

- Jay & Mike

So... how do I win?

You don’t win FML by having the most money. What is this, Monopoly®? After everyone retires, you’ll each have one minute to recount your “FML Life Story”—a hyperspeed explanation of why your life was the most unforgettable. How much did you make? What (or who) did you do? What made you say... FML?

When everyone has finished, vote on the winner! 

What's Included?

 

The board, 60+ FML cards, 10 career cards, 10 house cards, fake money, plastic cars and people, laughter. 

Ages 21ish & up, 3-8 Players, 1-2 hours game length depending on inebriation.

Note: the prototype version is pictured, the actual version will be even better!

Who the f**k made this? 

FML! The Game was created by Michael Iseman and Jay Clark with the support of Johnnie Walker® and friends. 

Iteration One: We drew the board with pencil onto poster board, printed the cards, and used the game pieces and money scavenged from old board games. Not something we were ready to show to the world, but it would do for the first round of testing.

Michael (left) and Jay (right) pictured above at the first ever game of FML.                                 Judging by our glasses it must have been a wine and whiskey Wednesday. 

Iteration Two: After a few test runs and pages of barely legible notes, we went back to the (literal) drawing board. It was fun, but needed some tweaks for smoother game-play and edits on the awful jokes that didn't land. We were much more proud to show off the second iteration of the game. 

Iteration two of FML! The Game (we have come a long way).

Why Kickstarter?

We have had a blast creating/playing the game and want to share it with everyone! But, we need funding to place the minimum order from our manufacturer. Plus, we know Kickstarter community will have some great ideas to help improve the game. Back us today to make FML! The Game a real thing! 

See playtest parties across the country in the photo gallery!

Risks and challenges

We have developed a detailed project timeline with Panda Games. They have 9 years of industry experience, great reviews, and the capacity to produce over 100,000 units.

We will also be working with some top-notch distributors to ensure the game arrives at your doorstep on time and in perfect condition.

The creators have strong connections and experience in the start up community along with the positive FML! attitude to make this project a success.

One risk is that Hasbro's legal team gets bored and sues our asses for making a parody of their game. To mitigate this, we trademarked FML! The Game™ and work with an awesome IP attorney to ensure we're operating legally.

On that note:
The Game of Life® is a registered trademark of Hasbro. Use of any registered trademark does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

FML! The Game™ is trademarked by Ello LLC.

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    THANK YOU!

    Every day we receive a $1 backer, Jay and Mike will shotgun a beer.

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    The Game!

    You will receive endless hours of entertainment with one of the first copies of FML! The Game.

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    I'll take a double.

    You will receive two copies of FML! The Game, just before the holiday season.

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    The Holiday Six-Pack!

    The first copies of FML! The Game will be ready in December. You'll receive 6 copies, one for you and 5 to give away!

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    The Inside Joke!

    Receive a custom copy of FML! The Game. Work with the creators to customize 5 of your own FML Cards to be included in your deck.

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